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  • 1. SKYPE: THE NEXT BEST THING TO BEING THERE Anna Van Scoyoc [email_address]
  • 2. Agenda
    • Quick Demonstration
    • What is Skype?
    • What do you need?
    • Skype: No Cost Version
    • Hands-on
      • Download software
      • Set up an account
      • Make a call!!!!!
  • 3.
    • Let’s call one of my friends . . .
    Demonstration
  • 4. What is Skype?
    • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
      • Turns personal computer into a telephone
      • 1 to 1 or conference calls
    • Video chatting system
    • Communication tool*
      • Instant Messaging
      • File sending
      • Screen sharing
    *Available with free Skype account
  • 5. What do you need?
    • Skype software
      • Free download at www.skype.com
    • Computer
    • Internet Connection
    • Microphone – Internal or plug in
    • Web Camera – Internal or plug in
      • For video calls
    • Speakers – Internal or plug in
      • Speakers, headphones, or headset
  • 6. Skype: No cost version
    • Skype-to-Skype calls
    • 1-to-1 video calls
    • Screen sharing
    • Send files
    • Conference calls
    • Instant Messaging
    • Facebook News Feed
  • 7. Downloading Skype Software URL  www.skype.com Download Software for Free
  • 8. Creating a Skype account
  • 9. Before You Take a Spin on Skype
    • Test Your Speakers, Microphone, and Camera
      • Help  Welcome Screen  Check your sounds works
    • Add me as a contact, if you want to test a call with me
    • Remember to set your settings appropriately
      • Skype  Profile
      • Skype  Privacy
  • 10. Skype account “home page” My mother My Sister The Husband The Family Dog
  • 11. Skype Profile [email_address] [email_address] [email_address]
  • 12. Contacts  Import Contacts
  • 13. Help  Welcome Screen  Check your sound works